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Cryptocurrencies are not yet illegal in this country. Teaching the North Koreans how to use them to evade U.S. sanctions? Yea, that definitely is.

A cryptocurrency expert who gave a presentation in North Korea on how to use blockchain technology to evade U.S. sanctions was sentenced to 63 months in prison Tuesday….

[Virgil] Griffith said at his sentencing that he has since realized that his actions were wrong…. “I have learned my lesson,” he said.

You’d think that would be a lesson learned before the age of, say, 36, and also without the bother of an arrest and five years in prison, but, hey, I guess we’re all learning.

Cryptocurrency Guru Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison Over North Korea Trip [WSJ]

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